Recent Blog Posts
How to Stay Comfortable and Save Money Now that Spring Has (Finally) Sprung
04/23/2018After a seemingly endless winter, spring has finally sprung! What better way to wrap up Earth Month 2018 than by getting ready to save energy and money all spring and summer long? These tips will …
Efficiency Leading The Way: An Earth Day Message from Ted Trabue
04/18/2018I will never forget the chants that echoed through downtown Washington during the March for Our Lives last month. These young students were able to rally hundreds of thousands in support of their …
Quiz: Test Your Earth Day Knowledge
04/16/2018Earth Day is the largest secular observance in the world. Celebrated by more than a billion people every year, Earth Day encourages people and governments around the world to take action to protect …
DC’s Newest Food Incubator Goes Green with Energy Efficiency: Tastemakers Opens Food Hall in Former Brookland Factory
04/19/2018Tastemakers DC is proud to announce the official opening of its food hub consisting of a commercial kitchen and food hall in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast DC on Saturday, April 21.
The DCSEU earns 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award
04/02/2018Washington, DC, April 2, 2018 – The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is proud to announce that it has received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award. The DCSEU was chosen for demonstrating exemplary commitment to increase awareness for ENERGY STAR certified products through a well-rounded approach to energy efficiency program delivery, and for its dedicated work serving hard-to-reach populations.
New Columbia Solar and DCSEU Partner to Bring Solar to D.C. Schools
03/28/2018New Columbia Solar, a local energy provider of solar electricity to residents and businesses throughout the District, and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), a nonprofit that helps District residents, businesses, and institutions save energy and money through energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, have partnered to bring solar to three public charter schools in D.C.
Recent Press Releases
Focus on Green Technology: Building Sustainable Cities of the Future
01/24/2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, January 24 2018 – Today, the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is proud to hold Focus on Green Technology: Building Sustainable Cities of the Future. The event seeks to bring emerging energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability technologies from all over the world to the District of Columbia, giving industry experts and innovators a chance to convene and discuss challenges and opportunities for a brighter future through smart green tech. “We are proud to bring these companies to the District to present their ideas and to provide District residents and businesses with a platform to learn about and access state-of-art technologies for higher energy cost savings and lower carbon emissions benefitting everyone,” said Ted Trabue, Managing Director of the DCSEU.
DCSEU to invest $2 Million in Energy Efficiency Projects Benefitting Vulnerable Communities
01/22/2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, January 22 2018 – The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is proud to announce that it will invest $2 million in competitive and innovative projects that improve energy efficiency in low-income communities. With the Income Qualified Efficiency Fund, the DCSEU will provide incentives for energy efficiency upgrades – both gas and electric – in affordable housing or institutions that serve vulnerable populations, such as clinics and shelters, in the District. To implement the projects, the DCSEU will focus on working with local contractors, especially District-based Certified Business Enterprises (CBEs) registered with the District Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD).
How to Brace for “Bomb Cyclone”
01/03/2018When the bomb cyclone sweeps over the DC area, temperatures might drop further to record-lows in continuation of a cold snap that has punished the U.S. for the past 10 days. The cold has driven up heating fuel demand to unprecedented levels while prices have skyrocketed to rare highs.